As man and machinery travel into the air, they are faced with extreme environmental conditions. The air thins and dries as pressure begins to mount and the temperature drops. Such settings make it difficult for humans to breathe and for machines to function. To prepare for the changes coinciding with high altitudes, the instruments are subjected to numerous tests.

One such test is thermal altitude testing. Below is a brief look into what this analysis entails and reasons behind its significance.

The Importance of Thermal Altitude Testing from Marotta Controls, a Spacecraft Control System Company